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      How to: Enable the Auto-Size Feature for a CheckEdit and Align It Horizontally
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How to: Enable the Auto-Size Feature for a CheckEdit and Align It Horizontally

The following code shows how to enable the auto-size feature for a CheckEdit within a LayoutControl, and center the CheckEdit control within the corresponding layout item.

In the code, the auto-size feature is enabled for the CheckEdit control via its BaseCheckEdit.AutoSizeInLayoutControl property. When this feature is enabled, the control's size shrinks to fit its content. This allows the control to be custom aligned within the layout item, using the LayoutControlItem.SizeConstraintsType and LayoutControlItem.ControlAlignment properties.

The image below shows the design-time result of the customization. The layout item in which the checkEdit1 control resides is highlighted in blue. The bounds of the checkEdit1 control are indicated by the rectangle at the center of the layout item:

For more information on control alignment, see Aligning Controls Within Layout Items.

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